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Contemporary maps and prints of the major battles and sieges from 1635 to 1658


Turin, 1640 1640 or later

Pencil, pen and brown ink on paper; laid down on paper and then mounted on paper (Mount Type B); gilt edges top and right | 15.5 x 21.5 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 722154

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A high oblique view/map of Turin, defended by the Spanish under Diego Felipez de Guzmán, Marquis of Leganés (1580-1655) and Thomas Francis, Prince of Carignano (21 December 1596-22 January 1656) and besieged from 22 May to 20 September by a French-Piedmontese army, commanded by Henri de Lorraine, Count of Harcourt (20 March 1601-25 July 1666), supported by Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne (11 September 1611-27 July 1675) resulting in the capitulation of the city on 20 September 1640. Franco-Spanish War (1635-1659). Oriented with north-west to top.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: View/map: none visible. Backing paper: indistinct, three circles, each containing a cross one above the other, crown above. Mount: none.

    Condition: brown discolouration. Pressure marks to recto

  • 15.5 x 21.5 cm (image and sheet)

    21.2 x 40.2 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:


    Additional text:

    [top right, in Italian, a key, A-I, K-T, V.]


    George III heading: Turin taken by the French 24 Sept.r 1640.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, black pencil, erased:] Turin. (Verso) [top left, black pencil, erased:] 1640.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Turin A small drawn Plan of the Siege of Turin taken by the French under the command of Count Harcourt on the of Sept.r 1640.

  • From the collection of Cassiano dal Pozzo (1588-22 October 1657); inherited by his brother, Carlo Antonio dal Pozzo (1606-1689); sold by Carlo Antonio’s grandson to Clement XI, 1703; acquired by Cardinal Alessandro Albani by 1714, from whom purchased by George III in 1762

  • Subject(s)

    Turin, Piedmont, Italy (45°04'13"N 07°41'12"E)

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